The Aussie Kidz Charity Board Members are passionate and philanthropic individuals who come from different background but have one common objective…to give the children a way of life they never had before.
Trenton Gay is the Chief Executive Officer of Gay Group of Companies and Gold Coast City Marina.
Trenton Gay is the Chief Executive Officer of Gay Group of Companies and Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard. Trenton is involved in property development, marina development and commercial cattle breeding and brings a diverse range of skills to the Aussie Kidz Charity Board. He is also involved with the Palm Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, Moreton Bay Game Fishing Club, and is a current member of the International Game Fishing Association. Presently he also coaches Junior Rugby for Easts Rugby Union.
Director & Marketing
Jason Roberts has been involved in the international logistics industry for 28 years.
Jason Roberts has been involved in the international logistics industry for 28 years. Beginning as an office clerk in 1998, with a small- to medium- sized company and subsequently owning and developing two medium- sized international logistics companies. Jason is now recognised internationally as one of the key service providers to the global marine logistics industry, incorporating high end wealth luxury yachts, international sailing race teams and large brand yacht importers /Australian manufacturers.
Roger Emmerson OAM
Director & Treasurer
Roger is Trustee of an investment trust and Chair of a large not for profit company in the disability sector.
Roger is Trustee of an investment trust and Chair of a large not for profit company in the disability sector. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon, UNSW, Cranfield University (UK) and USQ with qualifications in economics, business, project management and marketing. He has wide ranging operational, leadership and business experience across Defence, the public and private sectors in finance, logistics, property, franchising and sales and marketing. He is a member of Broadwater-Southport Rotary Club and has acted as a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) for more than 25 years.
Michael Cooke is the founder and CEO of Avcair, a private aviation and charter business started in 2001.
Michael Cooke is the founder and CEO of Avcair Pty Ltd, a private aviation and charter business which started in 2001. During this time, the business has grown to cover many facets of the Aviation industry, working with Heads of State, mining corporations, celebrities, sport stars, and elite business travellers. Michael also holds an Airline transport pilot’s licence and has commanded jets in every continent around the globe. He has a rich history within Aviation as part of of the oldest flying family in Australia, spanning back 4 generations of pilots, with his great grandfather ‘Lionel Cooke’ holding licence 11, being issued in 1915.
Liam Talbot is the racing driver and winner of the Bathurst 12 hour in 2017.
Liam Talbot is a racing driver and winner of the Bathurst 12 hour in 2017. From humble beginnings in a Lotus racing at local circuits, to shortly after clinching the a Bathurst 12 Hour Class win in the Lotus, Liam’s racing career has rapidly escalated. He also won the Blancpain Endurance Champion 2016, SPA 24 Hour Champion and Radical SR3 Champion 2013. Liam is a passionate philanthropist and has set up his own charity “Km4Kids” to assist both the “Kids Helpline” and “Make a Wish Foundation” charities.
Extensive experience with shipping companies / carriers including Freight and Logistics providers.
Paul Dean has extensive experience with shipping companies / carriers including Freight and Logistics providers. The last 13 years with Seaway was in the role as Executive General Manager – Projects, Construction and Mining. His total career span 30+ years moving freight globally. Extensively involved in the Export Marine sector. On a personal note, he is involved with the Arana Ascot Junior Girls Hockey Club as Vice President with both daughters actively playing. Joined AKC after seeing what they did to assist those in need and wanted to be a part of it.
Recently retired athlete, currently working in the Mental Health space for a number of organisations.
Recently retired athlete, currently working in the Mental Health space for a number of organisations. Joined the Aussie Kidz Board of Directors to improve the lives of young people who really need a helping hand.
Jennie-Lee is a Partner of AJ & Co Lawyers. Born in Austria and raised in Australia, she has multiple undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in commerce and law from different universities around Australia and in England. Her broad practice sees her having carriage of cases for a diverse set of clients in courts in both federal and State jurisdictions across Australia. Jennie-Lee is known for always providing strategic and commercial advice to her clients. She has always been a passionate advocate of pro-bono work so she can help those in need.
Hugh Walsh is a Director and industry Specialist at Walsh’s Accountants
Hugh Walsh is a Director and industry specialist at Walshs, where he adopts an emphasis on building trusted long-term relationships with his clients to help them grow, protect and manage their wealth.
Hugh offers a wide range of skills and experience in providing strategic business and taxation advice to help his clients achieve their goals and manage their financial compliance. Hugh is known for collaborating closely with his clients, working together through every step of their business development.
Prior to joining Walshs, Hugh worked with various companies in Australia and abroad including PwC, Suncorp and CS Energy. Hugh holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics, a Masters of Science, a Masters of Business Administration, Diploma of Financial Planning and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.